7/17/2015 | Education, Entertaining

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10 Writing Quotes that Inspire

Nothing’s scarier than a blank page. Any writer will tell you that. So, if you’re looking for inspiration to get you started, take advice from some of the most respected writers. And once you’re done, be sure to let us know if you have any other quotes that inspire you to keep writing.

Quote 1

“A good writer is always a people watcher.
” — Judy Blume

Quote 2

“Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times.” 
 — Mark Z Danielewski

Quote 3

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” 
 — Ernest Hemingway

Quote 4

“No matter how long you’ve been at it, you always start from scratch.
” — Jeffrey Eugenides

Quote 5

“Writing is probably one-fifth coming up with stuff, and four-fifths self-editing again and again and again.”
 — David Mitchell

Quote 6

“A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows promise, you keep writing anyway.
” — Junot Diaz

Quote 7

“Writers need to be chameleons…who can play all sorts of characters.” 
 — Marisha Pessl

Quote 8

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the character that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.”— Joss Whedon

Quote 9

“[Be] willing to write really badly. It won’t hurt you to do that.” — Jennifer Egan

Quote 10

“You fail only if you stop writing.” — Ray Bradbury

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